Like for every high school student, my choice of university was a big question mark, the answer to which didn’t come easy. I remember coming across Riga Graduate School of Law in one of my many late night research sessions as I was sifting through the abundant options. What made RGSL stand out was its interdisciplinarity. What other school produces lawyers with excellent business/diplomacy knowledge?
Decision to go to RGSL was life changing! It has enabled me to meet and get to know people from all walks of life. I will forever be indebted to RGSL for the opportunities, experience and friendships it has enabled. RGSL biggest strength lies in the fact that it is a small, close knit school. This simply means that you, your ideas, needs, suggestions and opinions are all taken into account. You’re on a first name basis with your lecturers – who, let me tell you, are some of the most accomplished people in their respective fields – and their personal experience they share in lectures makes RGSL education remarkable! The small class groups create a personal learning experience that fosters education in a way that can never be replicated in a class with 200 students. It doesn’t stop there, here at RGSL there are no boundaries; the quality education is reinforced via teachings by some of the greatest minds in Europe, through the vast number of visiting lecturers and ERASMUS collaborations.
In a nutshell, RGSL is more than a school, it is a community, a family of students, academics and lecturers alike who are open and willing to go one step beyond what is required; and it is that one extra step that makes RGSL - RGSL. In hindsight, after almost two years at RGSL, I can safely say, I made the right decision!
* Seema Murtuza is Law and Business Bachelor programme student, RGSL Vis-Moot team member, Best Oralist award recipient in Vis-Moot pre-moot in Minsk